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Respecting Author's wishes.

As some of you know, I'm currently hosting a copy of the Google streaming code for podficcers to use. It's been whitelisted over at AO3 so we could get [community profile] pod_together up and running this year and AO3 made an announcement letting people know this and that I'm open to others using the player too if they want.

This week, someone calling themselves nnyrt (zie doesn't seem to have an account at AO3, and I can't find zir on the web by Googling) started leaving comments to that post. In one of the comments about the Google TOS, zie started to attack me, personally, making it clear zie has some kind of personal grudge and/or problem with me.

The statement made was:
"Google Inc. may lack a persona in fandom to sympathize with, unlike londondrowning or ariestess, who were hurt in the past by Paraka's disregard for their derivs statements. But there is nothing transformative about outright theft, especially of something for which use had been served at no charge. It's just tacky."

I would like to make it clear that I do respect authors and I respect when they say yes or no to podfic.

The situation with [livejournal.com profile] londondrowning was a complex one that involved miscommuniation because of a 3rd party. I cleared things up with her right away, took down my podfic and, as far as I know, we're on good term and she was happy with the outcome of our situation.

As far as I know, I've never podficced anything by [livejournal.com profile] ariestess and I would, of course, respect her say so, should I ever ask and she say no.
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